Baan Si Dum – The Black House

The estate of the renowned Thai artist Thawan Duchanee

Baan Si Dum - The Black House, by Thawan Duchanee

Location: Moo 13, Tambon Nang Lae, Ban Dhu, Chiang Rai Province.

  • Approx 1.9 kms north of the entrance to Chiang Rai University (CRU) on Highway 1.
  • Turn left into Soi 13, go up the soi approx 450 metres
  • Turn left into a smaller soi, and you cannot miss the place – to the left, on the sharp right hand corner.
  • Parking aplenty and it is open 9am to 5pm. Admission is free.

Group visits by arrangement only: call 08-9767-4444 or 05-370-5834


The artist’s collection of artifacts from various locations in S.E. Asia is on display.

There are some surreal structures that intrigue and delight!


The extensive use of skulls and horns as both statements and accentuation may offend the bleeding hearts amongst us…


If you don’t like parts off dead things, or are stupidly sensitive, this place is possibly not for you…

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